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There’s no free education, only education charged to someone else. If something has any value, a dollar or a million, it cannot be free. It’s logically impossible. Repeat after me, especially if you’re an NDP supporter: If it’s free, it has no value; if it has value, it’s not free.

After Quebec’s rebels without a cause took a pasting in the press, a few errant knights rose to defend the underdog. Guest editorialists and even some resident pundits wrote pieces explaining why striking students and professors aren’t as bereft of sense as they seem. The rebels have a point, defenders declared; higher education should ideally be free.

Don Quixote tilting at windmills is attractive in a weird sort of way. But Cervantes, although sympathetic to the “knight of mournful countenance,” has kept things in perspective with a donkey ambling behind the noble steed Rosinante. It carried a roly-poly practical fellow…

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